What does Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay have in common with the classic movie comedy ‘Airplane’?

According to Associated Press sportswriter Dave Campbell, a lot:

Perhaps this classic scene from the 1980 comedy “Airplane” is the true reflection of Favre’s feelings: The lead character, Ted Striker, tells the lady sitting next to him early in the film that he’s nervous.

“First time?” the woman asks, shortly before the flight begins.

“No, I’ve been nervous lots of times,” Striker replies.

Click here to read all of Campbell’s story.

And if you haven’t ever seen "Airplane," go rent it. It’s the greatest movie of all time.

5 thoughts on “What does Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay have in common with the classic movie comedy ‘Airplane’?

  1. And of course these classic lines:

    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
    Steve McCroskey: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines

    Great, great film. Always find something new to laugh at when I see it.

    Todd Epp
    http://www.middlebordersun.com

  2. The line that always sticks in my head is the one when somebody offers Leslie Nielsen’s character a cigarette.

    “Cigarette?” the person says while holding one out to Nielsen.

    Nielsen’s reply:

    “Yes, I know.”

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